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There are many great beers in Brussels and we didn’t spend much time here before, but had to head back to Moeder Lambic – Fontainas for a cheese board. One of two locations specialising in local products with a focus on Farmhouse styles. This time around I tried a Rhubarb Saison and a Strawberry Oud...

The times they are a changin

So, I, Tom, the current Whitfords brewer am moving to another brewery closer to home. I thought I’d take a minute to say my goodbyes and let my replacement introduce himself. Though I’m excited about my new role, I am sad to leave the Beerland family. I have enjoyed my time here and have a...

Dinner party at the brewer’s house’

Being a brewer is like having a dinner party of which you’re the cook. There’s an eclectic mix of guests, all of which have differing tastes and opinions. Guest # 1 hates chilli, guest # 2 loves it, guest # 3 loves sweet, guest # 4 loves savory. I think you know where I’m going...

Beerland Brewer on tour - part 2

My first experience of mainland China was Fuzhou, a smaller city of only 7.5 million people about halfway up the coast towards Shanghai from Hong Kong, English speakers were few but through the marvel of modern technology we managed to communicate. Here, there was a  real sense of community and people were very friendly, though...

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This month, Beerland has released a new Limited-edition beer called ‘Retro Blossom’, it’s a Cherry Berliner Weiss and I thought I’d take a moment to tell you the story behind it all. First of all, I was pretty keen on brewing a ‘Florida Weiss’, a riff on the traditional German style of Berliner Weiss. Berliner...

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Annual leave again, this time we were off to Asia, not just for beer of course, but for the purpose of this blog thats mostly what I’ll be telling you about. After the usual red eye flight, my other half and I arrived at our Air BnB in Taipei, a cute little fifth floor rooftop...